August 10, 2011
Men's Track and Field Team Named All-Academic
On Wednesday, the Yale men's track and field team was selected by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) as an All-Academic team for the 2010-2011 season. Teams with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 were selected; the Bulldogs had a cumulative average of 3.40. Yale was one of 90 honorees, including six other Ivy League schools.
August 3, 2011
Bogdan, Van Deventer Earn All-Academic Honors from USTFCCCA
Two NCAA Regional qualifiers from the Yale men’s track and field team, Matt Bogdan ’11 and John Van Deventer ’11, have been named to the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Track & Field team for their work in the classroom. The USTFCCCA made the announcement Wednesday.
June 17, 2011
Track and Field Teams Blog from Trip Abroad
The Yale men's and women's track and field teams traveled abroad for meets at Limerick and Swansea in addition to the traditional Yale-Harvard vs. Oxford-Cambridge meet. Team members blogged about their experiences on yalebulldogs.com.
June 2, 2011
Jeff Perrella Named Academic All-District
Jeff Perrella, who finished his Yale career this past fall after advancing all the way to the NCAA Cross Country Championship, has been named first team Capital One Academic All-District 1 in men's track & field/cross country. He was one of 11 first-team selections in the university division of District 1, which includes seven U.S. states in the Northeast plus five Canadian provinces.
May 28, 2011
Bulldogs Close Season at Regional Meet
The Bulldogs ended their stint at the NCAA East Regional on Saturday with senior John Van Deventer competing in his last collegiate race in the 1,500-meter run and sophomore Mike Levine competing in the discus. Without anyone advancing to nationals, the team concluded their outdoor season with a total of four regional performances.
May 27, 2011
Steeplechasers Hit the Track on Second Day of NCAA Regional
The Bulldogs closed out the second day of NCAA Regional competition with two performances in the quarterfinal of the 3,000-meter steeplechase by senior Matt Bogdan and junior Nathan Richards. ith neither qualifying for the national meet, Bogdan and Richards gave their last race of the season, and for Bogdan, his last race in Yale uniform.
May 26, 2011
Van Deventer Advances to Finals in 1,500-Meter Run
Making sure that his collegiate run was not over yet, senior John Van Deventer clinched a spot in the finals of the 1,500-meter run on the first day of the NCAA East Regional. If all goes well in finals, Van Deventer could be one of 12 runners in the 1,500-meter run who advance to the national championship.
May 25, 2011
Bulldogs to Compete at NCAA Regional
Four Bulldogs will vie for a chance to qualify for the national championship by competing at the NCAA East Regional this weekend. Indiana University will host the regional meet at the Robert C. Haugh Track and Field Complex on May 26-28. The top 48 athletes in each event were selected to compete.
May 20, 2011
Four Bulldogs Qualify for NCAA Regional
Four Bulldogs will compete at the NCAA East Regional based on their top-48 performances in the region this season. The regional meet will be hosted by Indiana University on May 26-28 in Bloomington, Ind.
May 17, 2011
Levine Earns All-East Honors
Sophomore Mike Levine earned All-East honors after his performance at the IC4A Championships at Princeton last weekend. The top eight finishers in each event were selected to the All-East team.
May 14, 2011
Levine Places Third in Discus at IC4As, Van Deventer Runs 3:43.34 in Mile
Sophomore Mike Levine came through again for the Bulldogs on the second day of IC4A Championships with his third-place finish in the discus. The Bulldogs also had several individual and relay performances to close out their stint at IC4As.
May 13, 2011
Bulldogs Finish Day One at IC4As
The Bulldogs opened the IC4A Championships with performances in the 3,000-meter steeplechase by junior Nathan Richards and senior Matt Bogdan. The IC4As, held at Princeton’s Weaver Track and Field Stadium, features athletes from the region who have met the outdoor qualifying standards.
May 12, 2011
Bulldogs Seek Performances at IC4As
Although the Ivy League Heptagonals Championships may have been the biggest team meet of the year, many Bulldogs will have the opportunity to try for even better performances without the pressure of Heptagonals at the IC4A Championships on May 13-15. The meet, hosted by Princeton, will feature athletes from the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions who have met the IC4A qualifying standards. Seven individuals and all three relay teams will compete for the Bulldogs.
May 11, 2011
Bieszard Elected 2011-12 Captain
The Bulldogs held their annual banquet on Tuesday to reflect on the season and recognize senior captain Marty Evans and senior John Van Deventer, who made special contributions to the team. By a team vote, junior Matthew Bieszard was also announced as team captain for the 2011-12 season.
May 9, 2011
Levine Earns First Team All-Ivy Honors
Sophomore Mike Levine earned first team All-Ivy Honors after his winning performance in the discus at the Ivy League Heptagonals Championships last weekend, hosted by Yale. All-Ivy selections are based on performances from Heptagonals, with the event winners earning first team honors and runners up earning second team honors.
May 8, 2011
Levine Takes Title in Discus at Heptagonals
Day two of Ivy League Heptagonals Championships did not disappoint as the Bulldogs brought out their best performances, highlighted by sophomore Mike Levine’s win in the discus. Four other individuals, as well as all three relay teams, scored. The Bulldogs placed fifth with 44 points. Princeton won the meet with 197 points, breaking Cornell’s eight-year long streak.
May 7, 2011
Levine Scores for Bulldogs; Two Qualify on Heptagonals Day One
The name of the game was to qualify as the Bulldogs competed to make it to finals on the first day of the 76th Ivy League Heptagonals Championships. Lightning delays at the Cuyler Athletic Complex and Dwyer Track cost over a two-hour delay, which had athletes warming up multiple times for postponed events. After day one, Princeton was the leader with 68 points.
May 5, 2011
Yale to Host Ivy League Heptagonals
Amidst finals and end-of-the-year events, the Bulldogs will buckle down this weekend for the annual Ivy League Heptagonals Championships. Yale will host the much-anticipated meet at Cuyler Athletic Complex and Dwyer Track from May 7-8. The conference championship will feature all eight Ivy League schools in its 76th year of competition.
May 1, 2011
Bulldogs Bring Peak Performances at Springtime Invitational
Spring weather finally arrived in time for the Bulldogs’ Springtime Invitational at Dewitt-Cuyler Track and Field Complex on Sunday. As the last meet for those not competing in post-season, many athletes peaked with their best performances, ending the season on a strong note. Those competing in post-season also had another chance to test their legs on the track that will serve as the site of Ivy League Heptagonals.
April 30, 2011
4x800-Meter Relay Team Competes at Penn Relays
The Bulldogs competed in their final relay at the world-renowned Penn Relays on Saturday. After dominating the open class division of the distance medley relay on Friday with the fifth-fastest time for Yale outdoor, the distance runners came back to race the college division of the 4x800-meter relay.
April 29, 2011
Distance Medley Relay Takes Win at Penn Relays
The Bulldogs opened the historic Penn Relays with season best performances in the relays and throws. The 117th Penn Relays, which is the oldest and longest running track and field event in the U.S., is one of the Bulldogs’ season highlights as they compete amongst some of the best athletes in the nation at UPenn’s Franklin Field.
April 27, 2011
Bulldogs to Compete in World-Renowned Penn Relays
As post-season nears, the Bulldogs will have one last week to compete before gearing up for Heptagonals Championships. The team has two meets this weekend, first traveling to Philadelphia with a select group competing in the Penn Relays, one of the world’s most renowned track and field events. The rest of the team will compete in the Springtime Invitational at home on Sunday.
April 24, 2011
Bulldogs Close Larry Ellis Invitational
After a Friday night of impressive performances from the distance squad, the Bulldogs came back with high expectations for day two of Princeton’s Larry Ellis Invitational. Although most of the team did not compete, the group who did brought in several top spots and PRs in one of the largest meets of the season so far.
April 23, 2011
Distance Runners Perform at Larry Ellis Invitational
The distance runners stole the show on Friday night with a streak of school records and personal bests at the Larry Ellis Invitational, hosted by Princeton. With more than 35 teams competing, the meet’s Friday Night Races gave the Bulldogs a chance to compete in a selective field of distance runners who had met the meet standards. The team landed a sweep of personal and season bests in every race they entered in.
April 21, 2011
Bulldogs Gear Up for Competitive Weekend
The Bulldogs have a busy weekend ahead of them in one of the first large meets of the outdoor season at the Larry Ellis Invitational at Princeton, with more than 35 teams competing. In addition to Princeton, the Bulldogs will have the chance to compete against most of the other Ivy League schools, including Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth, Harvard and Penn. The two-day invitational also features the Friday Night Races, reserved for distance runners who have met the meet standards. This will be the team’s second time at the Tigers’ Weaver Stadium, which will be the site of outdoor IC4A Championships in post-season.
April 16, 2011
Bad Weather Not Enough to Dissuade Bulldogs
At Saturday’s Harvard-Yale meet, the Bulldogs had to dig deep as conditions dipped to the 40s and up to 35 mph winds at DeWitt-Cuyler Track. Both teams had an extra incentive, as the top two finishers in each event will travel to England in the summer to compete in the biannual Harvard-Yale-Oxford-Cambridge meet. Despite the Harvard win, the Bulldogs proved their mental toughness with six wins and many other top spots, totaling a score of 57 points.
April 14, 2011
Bulldogs Look for Ninth Consecutive Win at Harvard-Yale
One of the most anticipated events of the outdoor season will grace Dewitt-Cuyler track this Saturday at the annual Harvard-Yale dual meet. With eight consecutive victories since 2003, the Bulldogs are looking for their ninth win in a tradition that has been going on since 1891.
April 9, 2011
Bulldogs Look Solid at UConn Invite
The Bulldogs brought a smaller contingency to the UConn Husky Invitational on Saturday, but ended the day with numerous personal bests across the board. The strong performances throughout the day bode a positive outlook going into the highly anticipated Harvard-Yale meet next weekend.
April 7, 2011
Bulldogs Head to UConn for Husky Invitational
Nearing the halfway point of the season, the Bulldogs will compete at the nearby UConn Husky Invitational this weekend before hosting the annual Harvard-Yale meet on April 16. After several impressive performances at Princeton last weekend, the Bulldogs are buckling down for the latter part of outdoor season.
April 2, 2011
Bulldogs Battle Weather at Princeton
The distance runners braved the cold and rain in the Friday Night Races at the Sam Howell Invitational, hosted by Princeton. Only those who had met the meet standards had the privilege to compete in the races.
April 2, 2011
Bulldogs Finish Strong on Day Two of Sam Howell Invitational
The Bulldogs continued their impressive run on the second day of the Sam Howell Invitational, including a win in the 200-meter dash by senior captain Marty Evans and a second-place finish in the 4x100-meter relay. After fighting through the winter-like weather on Friday night, the sun on Saturday was a welcome change for competition, especially against other Ivy League schools for the first time in outdoor season.
April 1, 2011
Track Association Celebrates Annual Dinner and Honors Mark Young
Over 150 student-athletes, alumni and friends gathered at the Yale Club of New York City to celebrate the annual Track Association dinner and honor retiring coach, Mark Young ’68, for his incredible service to his alma mater.
March 31, 2011
Bulldogs Continue Outdoor Season at Princeton
After a strong season opener at the Tribe Invitational two weeks ago, the Bulldogs will travel to Princeton for the two-day Sam Howell Invitational this weekend. Friday’s portion of the meet will also host the Friday Night Races, featuring distance runners who have met the meet standards to compete. The track at Weaver Stadium will also be the site of IC4A Championships on May 13-15. While rain and snow showers are on the weather forecast for Friday, the Bulldogs are ready to take on the adverse weather.
March 20, 2011
Bulldogs Start Off Outdoor Season Strong at William and Mary
The Bulldogs had an impressive start to the outdoor season at the William and Mary Tribe Invitational last Saturday, notching three individual wins and winning both relays. The unscored meet was the first competition for the Bulldogs after spring break training.
March 16, 2011
Bulldogs Open Outdoor Season
After spring break training in Virginia, the Bulldogs will launch the outdoor season at the William and Mary Tribe Invitational on Saturday. With a fourth-place finish at outdoor Heptagonals last year, the team looks ready to climb higher in the conference with solid performances from the indoor season.
March 8, 2011
Distance Medley Relay Earns All-East Honors
The four members of the Bulldogs’ distance medley relay team earned All-East honors for their performance at indoor IC4A Championships at Boston last weekend. The award is given to athletes who finish in the top eight of their event.
March 6, 2011
Distance Medley Relay Scores at IC4As
The Bulldogs ended their indoor season with solid performances on the second day of IC4A Championships. The distance medley relay team scored for the Bulldogs with a sixth-place finish, while senior captain Marty Evans put on another strong race in the 200-meter dash.
March 5, 2011
Evans, DMR Qualify for Finals at IC4As
The Bulldogs finished the first day of indoor IC4A Championships at Boston University, qualifying one individual and one relay team for Sunday’s competition. Several athletes set personal bests and new school records at the final indoor meet of the year.
March 3, 2011
Bulldogs to Compete at IC4As
The indoor season has ended for most Bulldogs, but a select group will have the chance to compete at the IC4A Championships this weekend, hosted by Boston University. The meet will feature Division I athletes from the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions who have met the IC4A qualifying standards during the season.
February 28, 2011
Four Bulldogs Named to All-Ivy Team
The men’s distance medley relay team of senior John Deventer, junior Julian Sheinbaum, sophomore Christopher Ramsey and freshman James Shirvell earned second team All-Ivy honors for their second-place finish at indoor Heptagonals Championships last weekend. Shirvell also received second team All-Ivy honors for his runner-up finish in the 1,000-meter run. All-Ivy selections were announced on Monday.
February 27, 2011
Distance Medley Relay Takes Second on Heps Day Two
The Bulldogs capped off their indoor season with some of the best performances of the year on the second day of Heptagonals Championships, making season bests in seven out of the eight events they competed in on Sunday. The team placed eighth with 25 points.
February 26, 2011
Bulldogs Qualify Three on Day One of Heptagonals
The Bulldogs finished out the first day of indoor Heptagonals Championships at the Armory Track with three qualifiers for Sunday’s portion of the meet. The Heptagonals, arguably the most anticipated meet of the year, pits all eight Ivy League schools against each other at the end of the season.
February 24, 2011
Bulldogs Head to Heptagonals This Weekend
After two weeks without competition, the Bulldogs are eager to compete this weekend at the indoor Ivy League Heptagonals Championships, held at the Armory in New York, N.Y. The meet not only kicks off post-season, but also allows the league’s best athletes to compete against each other. Although few in the number of athletes, the Bulldogs enter the meet with many top performances from their last competition at Harvard-Yale-Princeton.
February 12, 2011
Harvard-Yale-Princeton Brings Out Competition, PRs
The seniors’ last meet at Coxe Cage was a memorable one as the Bulldogs posted up one PR after another while fighting for places at the Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet on Saturday. The team placed third with 19 points. Although the Bulldogs did not win the meet, senior captain Marty Evans said they had many runners “leave it all on the track.”
February 10, 2011
Harvard-Yale-Princeton Brings Ivy Competition Home
Ivy League rivalry will come face to face at Coxe Cage on Saturday with the annual Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet. The Bulldogs will look for redemption this year as last season was the first time they lost against the Crimson in several years. David Shoehalter, the Mark T. Young '68 Director of Cross Country and Track and Field, said the Bulldogs are looking healthy as ever and will use this meet to prepare for Heptagonals Championships, which takes place in two and a half weeks.
February 6, 2011
Bulldogs Shine on Day Two of Giegengack Invitational
The Bulldogs took charge on the second day of Giegengack Invitational, the distance runners winning two events and running PRs across the board. As the second-to-last meet in the regular season, the home meet brought out some of the Bulldogs’ best performances this year, showing their readiness for post-season.
February 4, 2011
Bulldogs Open Giegengack Invitational
The Bulldogs kicked off the seventh annual Giegengack Invitational on Friday with schools from around the region competing. The notched several top spots in the field events, 200-meter dash and 5,000-meter run, ending with a second-place finish in the distance medley relay.
February 3, 2011
Bulldogs Host Annual Giegengack Invitational
Coxe Cage will be abuzz this weekend as the Bulldogs host the seventh annual Giegengack Invitational. Named after the legendary Yale coach Bob Giegengack, the meet will feature more than 16 schools from the region. With the high level of competition, the Bulldogs will also use the meet to gear up for Harvard-Princeton and Heptagonals.
January 29, 2011
Bulldogs’ Best at Boston
The Bulldogs came away with several PRs in their first major competition of the season at the Boston University Terrier Invitational. Although only a select group of athletes competed on Saturday, it was quality over quantity when it came to their performances. David Shoehalter, the Mark T. Young '68 Director of Cross Country and Track and Field, said he was pleased with the day’s results.
January 27, 2011
Bulldogs Gear Up for Terrier Invitational
The Bulldogs will head to Boston this weekend for the biggest meet of the season so far at the Boston University Terrier Invitational. Each year, the meet draws a huge field of schools from the Northeast region. The university’s fine track surface also gives the chance to post some fast times at this point in the season. David Shoehalter, the Mark T. Young '68 Director of Cross Country and Track and Field, said the team would aim to do exactly that.
January 23, 2011
Bulldogs Take Second at Dartmouth-Columbia
The Bulldogs placed second in the annual tri-meet with Dartmouth and Columbia on Saturday. Although the Bulldogs had no one competing in several events, they were able make a close run with the meet winner Dartmouth. The Bulldogs scored a total of 53 points.
January 23, 2011
Evans Named Athlete of the Week by Hepstrack.com
Senior captain Marty Evans was named male athlete of the week by Hepstrack.com on Sunday. Evans won the 200-meter dash at Saturday’s tri-meet with Dartmouth and Columbia with a blazing time of 21.87, the fastest time in the Ivy League and no. 2 Yale all-time indoor. He also ran a 49.49 in the 400-meter dash, also among top five in the league.
January 20, 2011
Bulldogs Face Off Against Ivy Schools
The Bulldogs will go head-to-head with Columbia and Dartmouth at the NYC Armory in New York, N.Y. this Saturday. Last year was the only time in six years that the Bulldogs did not win the meet, and they will seek to reclaim the title this year. While some events are lacking athletes from the team, David Shoehalter, the Mark T. Young '68 Director of Cross Country and Track and Field, said the Bulldogs’ strength comes from their ability to place in the top spots in events.
January 19, 2011
Yale Hosts High School Invitational
UPDATE Jan. 21, 10 a.m.: The Yale Scholastic Track and Field Classic will proceed AS SCHEDULED both Friday and Saturday.
January 15, 2011
Yale Heads Back to the Track
The Yale men’s track and field team returned to the track today after a six-week winter break. Today’s meet was the second in a row that the Bulldogs have hosted at Coxe Cage so far this season. Despite the long hiatus, many freshmen had great achievements in their second meets as college athletes.
January 13, 2011
Bulldogs Ready to Get Back on Track
After a six-week winter recess, many Bulldogs are itching to get back on the track at Saturday’s College Invitational, held at Coxe Cage. Teams who have previously participated in the meet include Albany, Fordham, Seton Hall, Southern Conn. State and men’s powerhouse UConn. As the Bulldogs’ first competition of the year, the unscored meet will give them a chance to gauge where they are in the season.
December 4, 2010
Bulldogs Launch into Season with Lidlifter Invitational
The Bulldogs opened the track and field season on Saturday with the Lidlifter Invitational at Coxe Cage. Although the meet was not scored, the Bulldogs had a chance to get back in the competitive mode after months of fall training. Several freshmen also put on impressive performances in their first collegiate meet.
December 2, 2010
Bulldogs Bring in Quality over Quantity for 2010-11 Season
The Bulldogs are ready to kick off another season under the direction of David Shoehalter, the newly installed Mark T. Young ’68 Director of Cross Country and Track and Field. Although the team doesn’t have the numbers it did last year, Shoehalter said the Bulldogs still bring in a talented group of athletes that expect to top their fourth-place finish at outdoor Heptagonals last year. The first meet of the indoor season will be the Lidlifter Invitational at Coxe Cage on Dec. 4.
December 2, 2010
Bulldogs Host Lidlifter Invitational on Saturday
The Bulldogs will kick off the 2010-11 season at home with the Lidlifter Invitational this Saturday. Various teams from the area, including Manhattan College, Marist, Southern Connecticut, St. Peter’s College and the University of New Haven will compete at Coxe Cage this weekend. David Shoehalter, the Mark T. Young ’68 Director of Cross Country and Track and Field, said the main focus of the meet is to see the Bulldogs compete since training began in September.
December 1, 2010
David Shoehalter Begins Role as Yale’s Mark T. Young ‘68 Director of Cross Country and Track and Field
With the start of the track and field season this coming Saturday, David Shoehalter officially takes over the Bulldogs’ program as the Mark T. Young ’68 Director of Cross Country and Track and Field. Shoehalter, who has helped build the program in his 16 seasons as a coach at Yale, succeeds legendary Yale coach Mark Young ’68 in the director’s position. In addition to Shoehalter’s promotion, the Bulldogs also promoted assistant coach Marc Davis to head coach of the men’s track and field team.
August 27, 2010
Mark Young 68 to Retire After Cross Country Season
Mark Young 68, Yales Mark T. Young 68 Director of Cross Country and Track and Field, announced on Friday that he will retire from that position at the conclusion of the upcoming cross country season. Young, who is entering his 31st season as a coach at Yale, will remain with the program coaching the womens track and field teams distance and middle distance runners through the spring. Associate head coach David Shoehalter will be Yales new Mark T. Young 68 Director of Cross Country and Track and Field.